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All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front 1930


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All Quiet on the Western Front 1930 PG

136 mins USA Director. Lewis Milestone

One of the most powerful films about the consequences of war, this Oscar®-winning film follows a group of German youths who eagerly go off to fight during World War I, but soon discover the horrible, soul-destructive realities of combat. Director Lewis Milestone pioneered sweeping battlefield shots through the use of crane-mounted cameras, capturing the sheer scale of the mud embankments, corpses and barbed wire, accurately exemplifying the bloody grist-mill that was trench warfare in World War I.

All Quiet on the Western Front won Oscars for Best Picture and for Milestone's direction, as well as nominations for Best Writer and Best Cinematography. Even today, All Quiet stands as a thought-provoking piece of cinema that remains as relevant and effective in its message and delivery as the day it was released.

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Directed by

Lewis Milestone


John Wray

Lew Ayres

Louis Wolheim




Oscars - Best Director Oscars - Best Picture Oscars - Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars - Best Cinematography Closed Captions Cinema of WWI


PG intense war scenes, moderate violence







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